What Does It Mean When an Engine "Knocks"?

A combustion engine is supposed to run smoothly from start-up to shut-down. Occasionally an engine will produce noises that are difficult to diagnose. Sometimes, when you hear a strange sound coming from under your hood, you may not know what to do. A "knocking" sound is the most typical engine noise indicating a mechanical problem that can be fixed if diagnosed correctly and early.

Noted below are a few facts about why an engine knocks and what can be done to resolve these issues.

What is Engine Knocking?
Knocking in your engine, also described as pinging, can mean one of several problems. Some may be easily fixed ... Read more

Posted on January 2019,22   // Author: Admin  

Hyundai is building a car that can walk on four legs

Hyundai is building a car that can walk on four legs

Elevate has four “legs,” each with a series of joints, enabling the vehicle to mimic both mammalian and reptilian walking gaits. Here’s how the automaker describes this truly bizarre feature:

The legs additionally crease up into a stowed drive-mode, where capacity to the joints is cut, and the utilization of an incorporated inactive suspension framework which boosts battery effectiveness. This permits Elevate to drive at thruway speeds simply like some other vehicle. In any case, no other can climb a five foot divider, venture over a five foot hole, s... Read more

Posted on January 2019,15   // Author: Admin  

How Long Does an Automatic Transmission Last?

Time and mileage vary between car drivers and how they use or abuse their transmissions. Still, typical automatic transmissions last around 150,000 to 200,000 miles or approximately 7 years. Cases exist in both extremes; extreme longevity and early failure.

Many car owners unintentionally ignore their transmission health until it’s too late. Here are 5 practices to get the most life out of your automatic transmission:

1. Regularly Service Your Transmission

Either on your own, if you have automotive maintenance experience, or by hiring a mechanic, have your transmission’s oil and filter changed. As wit... Read more

Posted on January 2019,14   // Author: Admin  

Happy New Year! Message from our CEO


We hope you celebrated the start of 2019 in good spirits with family and friends. Now that we’re a few days into the New Year, we want to use the opportunity to thank all our customers and vendor partners across the world. Our commitment and purpose remains, to add value to our vendors by bringing their products closer and faster to their customers, while giving consumer’s access to markets that were not originally available to them.

2018 was quit... Read more

Posted on January 2019,11   // Author: Admin  

Is it Safe to Drive With a Wheel Bearing Gone?

The wheel bearings in your vehicle work with the tire, hub, and wheel to make a smooth ride while you are driving down the road. If a wheel bearing goes bad, more friction will be placed on the wheel, and the wheel will start to wobble.

It is not safe to drive with a missing wheel bearing. Driving without a wheel bearing is dangerous, so if you experience any of the 3 signs below, contact a mechanic as soon as possible. One of your wheel bearings may be about to fall off, and the symptoms themselves pose dangerous to driving.

Loud Noise Coming from the Tire or Wheel The most common symptom with a bad wheel bearing is a l... Read more

Posted on January 2019,08   // Author: Admin  

What is the Job of the Air Filter?

The air filter is designed to capture debris, dirt, and other contaminants — but not oil. Occasionally, when a local service mechanic replaces an air filter, the technician will indicate that engine oil has been found; either inside the air filter housing or embedded inside the used filter. While oil finding its way into the air filter is not typically a sign of catastrophic engine failure, it should definitely not be neglected.

The air filter on most modern combustion engines is located inside an air intake housing, which is installed on the top of the engine. It is attached to the fuel injection system (or a turboc... Read more

Posted on January 2019,02   // Author: Admin  

How often does the gear oil needs to be changed?

Everyone knows that engine oil in your car needs to be changed regularly but what about the gear oil? Where is it used in car? Gear oil is thicker oil that is used to lubricate gears. In cars and trucks, it's commonly used in manual transmissions, front and rear axles (differentials) and in some 4WD transfer cases. The most common grades of gear oil are the 75W-90, 80W-90 and 75W-140.

The first thing to bear in mind is that over-doing it with automatic gearbox oil changes is never a bad thing. You won't harm your transmission by changing the oil more often than the manufacturer recommends. The low end for an automatic transmissi... Read more

Posted on December 2018,21   // Author: Admin  

4 Reasons Your Car’s Oil Light is On:

1. Low Oil Pressure. This means the oil pump isn’t circulating enough oil, or the oil level is too low for the system to circulate. Oil keeps the surfaces of the pump and engine lubricated, so if the level and pressure are low, the car needs to be stopped and the engine turned off to await inspection. Driving with low oil can ruin the vehicle’s engine.

2. Old Oil Circuit. Over time, the oil circuit may begin to wear out. Small gaps between moving parts may begin to increase in size, which can cause a slight drop in oil pressure. An aging pump may also cause oil pressure to drop. If the pressure dips enough from these... Read more

Posted on December 2018,11   // Author: Admin  

Fun Fact About Cars


- There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth.
- About 165,000 cars are produced every day.
- The new car smell is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
- It would take less than 6 months to get to the moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
- The average car has 30,000 parts.
- 92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
- The inventor of the cruise control was blind
- In 1941, Henry Ford made a car our of soybeans.
- The inventor of intermittent windshield wipers tried to sell his idea to the auto industry and was t... Read more

Posted on December 2018,07   // Author: Admin  

Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs

Common signs of faulty spark plugs include slow acceleration, loss of power, poor fuel economy, engine misfires, and difficulty starting the car. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. 

Without a spark, there would be no way for fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber. Spark plugs have been a critical component of the internal combustion engine for years. Spark plugs are designed to transmit an electrical signal sent from the ignition coil at a predetermined time to create a spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber. Each vehicle requires a particular type of spark p... Read more

Posted on December 2018,06   // Author: Admin